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Larcis Ducasse 2012 (750ML)

$63.99
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LARCISCAB2B
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Vintage:
2012
Format:
750ML
Appellation:
Saint Emilion
Region:
Right Bank
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Critic Scores, Reviews & Descriptions

97 JD / 95 RP / 95 AG / 95 JS / 93 WS

The 2012 from Larcis Ducasse is a stunner, and not far from the otherworldly 2005. Made from 83% Merlot and 17% Cabernet Franc, this sensational 2012 offers a gorgeous bouquet of ripe black cherries, blackcurrants, cedary spice, tobacco leaf and damp earth. Opulent, full-bodied and decadent, yet incredibly light on its feet and graceful, with its oak completely concealed by its wealth of fruit, it has sweet tannin, no hard edges, and unbelievable purity of fruit. Buy as much as you can and enjoy bottles anytime over the coming two decades or more. Jeb Dunnuck

This great terroir, long owned by the Gratiot family, has come to life under the inspired winemaking of Nicolas Thienpont and Stéphane Derenoncourt. Some recent vintages have been legendary efforts, especially 2005, 2008, 2009 and 2010. The 2012 (83% Merlot, 17% Cabernet Franc) is right in the competition, with an inky, opaque, bluish/purple color, gorgeously sweet, rich nose of black raspberries, black cherries and currants, and licorice. The wine hits the palate with a full-bodied, thunderous effect. This blend tips the scales at 14.5% alcohol, which is indicative of its fabulously exposed vineyard on a full, steep limestone slope with a primarily southern exposure. This is full-bodied, ripe and one of the great stars of the vintage – again. The wine has full-bodied texture, gorgeous purity, richness and length. Drink it over the next 20 years. - Robert Parker

The 2012 Larcis Ducasse is gorgeous. Bright, floral and silky on the palate, the 2012 exudes freshness and class. Silky, perfumed and exceptionally polished, the 2012 is absolutely gorgeous. It may not be the biggest, richest or most powerful wine in this tasting, but it is surely among the most delicious. The 2012 can be enjoyed now for its youthful fruit or cellared for several decades. - Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media

This shows so much class and balance with blackberry and mushroom character. Some wet earth. It makes you want to drink it! Fine and ripe tannins. Gorgeous. Drink in 2018. - James Suckling

Dark and winey, with steeped currant, macerated plum and warm boysenberry coulis flavors, laced with licorice snap and roasted apple wood notes. The charcoal edge is buried on the finish, with a lingering minerality. Lots going on here. Needs time. Best from 2017 through 2027. 2,330 cases made. - James Molesworth, Wine Spectator

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